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Strong's #4522 - σαγήνη

Root Word (Etymology)
from a derivative of satto (to equip) meaning furniture, especially a pack-saddle (which in the East is merely a bag of netted rope)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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  1. a large fishing net, a drag net
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2764 ‑ חֶרֶם (khay'‑rem, kheh'‑rem);  4365 ‑ מִכְמֶרֶת (mik‑meh'‑reth, mik‑mo'‑reth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Cypr. ἁγάνα (v. ἄγανα and cf. σάγανα ), ,

large drag-net for taking fish, seine, Ital. sagena, LXX Habakkuk 1:15, al., Ev.Matthew 13:47, Plu. 2.169c, Luc. Tim. 22, Pisc. 51, etc.; σαγήνην βάλλειν Babr. 4.1, 9.6; hunting-net, Id. 43.8 .

2. = ἐπίπλοος (c), Poll. 2.169 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σαγήνη, σαγηνης, (σάσσω to load, fill), a large fishing-net, a drag-net (Vulg. sagena (cf. English seine)), used in catching fish that swim in shoals (cf. B. D., under the word ; Trench, Synonyms, § lxiv.): Matthew 13:47. (The Sept.; Plutarch, solert. anim., p. 977 f.; Lucian, pisc. 51; Tim. 22; Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 2, 14; Aelian h. a. 11, 12; (βάλλειν σαγηνης Babrius fab. 4, 1; 9, 6).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σαγήνη , -ης , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H2764;]

a drag-net, seine: Matthew 13:47.†

SYN.: ἀμφίβληστρον G293 (q.v.), δίκτυον G1350.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Σίων is found as the name of a person in PSI I. 71.2 (vi/A.D.), al.



The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
σαγήναι σαγήναις σαγήνας σαγηνη σαγήνη σαγήνῃ σαγηνών σάγματα σαδδαϊ sagene sagēnē sagḗnei sagḗnēi
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